Softball: Nevada Hotshots 12U Team Wins State ASA Title, Clinches Berth To Western Nationals
Courtesy of Nevada Hotshots · 1 min read
GARDNERVILLE, Nev. — The Nevada Hotshots 12U traveling fast pitch team topped the Majestics from Las Vegas on June 18 to claim the Nevada ASA title and secure a spot in the Western Nationals in Portland, Ore. in August.
Catcher Neveah Kizer lit a fire for the Hotshots with a home run in the third inning, that helped rebound the Hotshots from an early 4 run deficit. A back and forth rally took the game to an international tie-breaker, and the Hotshots prevailed to win 11-9.
Eva McNinch had three singles and a double in the match-up to lead the Hotshots at the plate. Kizer, Emma Stagliano, and Addy Doerr put up two hits, and Amy Neff, Talia Tretton, Emma Glover, Aspen Tollmann also contributed with hits.
Coach Joey McNinch said, “An all-around team effort and our ability to stay upbeat and focused through pressure of the game is what enabled us to prevail. The girls showed determination and resilience, and I am proud of that. Aspen was a rock for us in the circle, and our fielders did their jobs to support her.”
Hotshot ace pitcher Tollmann went the distance to get the win, striking out 7 batters.
The Hotshots will be fundraising to offset costs for their travel to the Western National Tournament in Portland. Donations from community members and fans are greatly needed and truly appreciated. Contact coach Joey McNinch at 291-3137.